Early Learning

Early Learning

Audio provides ideal resources for Early Learning through stories, music, movement and songs.

The programmes and other audio content link directly to the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and, in particular, help to foster speaking and listening and movement skills.

  • Listen and Play

    Age 3 - 5

    An Early Learning resource for Foundation Stage children, emphasising the development of literacy skills. Programmes include songs, rhymes, stories and sound discrimination games to develop listening skills.

  • Playtime

    Age 3 - 5

    An Early Learning resource for Foundation Stage children. Each programme includes songs, rhymes, stories and simple activities to develop children's movement skills and spatial awareness.

  • Storytime

    Age 3 - 5 +

    A collection of popular picture book titles, supported by music and sounds, read by leading actors including Paul Copley, Jane Horrocks, Josie Lawrence and Kerry Shale. Ideal for listening to while reading along.

  • Wiggle Waggle

    Age 3 - 5

    Similar in style to our series Listen and Play but with greater emphasis on encouraging early movement skills and spatial awareness. Each programme has a song, story and extended movement opportunities.

  • Nursery songs

    Age 3 - 5

    A collection of nursery songs from our Early Learning series Listen and Play and Playtime. The collection includes a mixture of video and audio files arranged in alphabetical order. Ideal to sing along to!

  • Nursery songs for mobile and tablet

    Age 3 - 5

    All the videos from our collection of nursery songs and rhymes gathered on responsive pages ideal for mobiles and tablets. Presented in alphabetical order. Swipe and sing away!

  • Stimulus Sounds

    Age 3 - 5

    A Foundation Stage resource offering sound discrimination games to encourage listening skills. The audio is available at any time and each topic includes a range of sounds for children to identify and respond to.

  • Stimulus Sounds Library

    Age 3 - 5 +

    A collection of 200+ sound effects for you to use as you wish - either to develop listening skills or as the stimulus for speaking activities or other related work. The sounds are grouped by popular Early Years topics.

Programmes to download

Programmes to download at any time

Download programmes

A collection of programmes to download as mp3 files at any time. Includes dance and music.



Current podcasts

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The life of Mary Seacole

The life of Mary Seacole

Mary Seacole

Mary Seacole tells us about her extraordinary life in these three short video episodes.

Private Peaceful - podcasts available!

Click to listen to Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo

Private Peaceful

Podcasts of the 13 episodes in this series began on 01/05/2018 and will run throughout the term.

'Carrie's War' by Nina Bawden

Carrie's War by Nina Bawden

Carrie's War

Catch up on 'Carrie's War' by Nina Bawden. All 10 episodes are now available to listen to online.

Perform our School Musicals

Perform our School Musicals

School Musicals

Our performance scripts for 9 to 11s, complete with music, songs and special effects. Watch video.

Our brand new Macbeth pages!

Macbeth videos for mobile and tablet

Macbeth - the musical

Check out our new pages for our Macbeth musical with 8 songs to learn! See the Teacher Notes.

'War Horse' by Michael Morpurgo

War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

War Horse

All 10 episodes of Michael Morpurgo's famous story are now available to listen to online.

100 years since World War 1

WW1 Performance Pack

WW1 Performance Pack

Commemorate 100 years since WW1 by staging our specially-written play 'Archie Dobson's War'.

Teacher's notes

Teacher's Notes

Online Teacher's Notes

Notes to support the programmes including details of all the series content.